To gently ease everyone into another week, here is a gemusing tale of what happens when a date is entered on the wrong part of a letter.
Step forward HMRC which, owing to a "snafu" confusing a date with a sum of money, sent Enid Fisher (a semi retired pensioner of 73) a tax bill for £16,022,012. Aside from the sum being a "tad" OTT, the error is even more ironic given that Mrs Fisher was in dispute with HMRC over an HMRC error that gave rise to them issuing her a rebate.
Anyhoo, all's well that ends well; Mrs Fisher has now received £200 compensation for the distress caused etc.
HMRC are quoited by the Mail:
"We are unable to discuss the details of individual taxpayers due to restrictions on confidentiality, however we have apologised to Ms Fisher for any distress caused and understand the matter has been now resolved."Tax does have to be taxing.
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